The World Health Organization’s monthly newsletter on the IHR (2005) Monitoring and Evaluation Framework is produced by the WHO Country Health Emergency Preparedness and IHR (CPI) Department of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme.

The April newsletter contains timely information on the assessment of capacities at the human animal interface in Mauritania (27 – 31 March), the meeting of the national IHR Focal Points in the Eastern Mediterranean region (6 – 8 April), and the WHO Technical Review Meeting (19 – 21 April). Professor Abderrahmane Maaroufi, Director of Epidemiology and Disease Control in the Morocco Ministry of Health, presents his views on the IHR Monitoring and Evaluation Framework.

The newsletter also informs about the work of WHO and the World Bank on developing a tool for financing preparedness and the new publication A Strategic Framework for Emergency Preparedness.

The upcoming events in May include an IHR-PVS Pathway National Workshop in Islamabad, Pakistan, a Functional Simulation Exercise in Kampala, Uganda, and the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. The next JEE missions will be conducted in Benin (22 – 26 May), Myanmar (3 – 9 May), Latvia (8 – 12 May) and Mongolia (12 – 19 May).

WHO Country Capacity Monitoring and Evaluation Newsletter.

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